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2012 1.8 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Wagon
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Price:   -  From $14,980
2012 1.8 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $16,580
2012 1.8 SL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $18,680


The 1.8S comes standard with the manual transmission, but a CVT automatic transmission is optional. It gets upgrades like cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, front seat armrests, Bluetooth and an audio system with six speaker and iPod integratin. The top-trim 1.8SL adds the CVT automatic transmission as standard, along with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, keyless entry and start and map lights.

The Kia Soul is similarly shaped and has similar power, but doesn't have as much space inside. The Scion xB is priced about the same and also has a boxy shape, but a cheap feeling interior and complicated audio controls. The Honda Fit is more of a traditional subcompact hatchback and is better to drive and just as flexible inside, but it lacks the Cube's sophisticated optional features. And the Mini Cooper Countryman is also fun to look at, more fun to drive but can be much more expensive.

So the Cube maintains a unique role in the automotive landscape for people who want to drive around in a boxy car that also benefits from a spacious interior and impressive people-hauling capability for something that doesn't take up much space on the road. Base cars are rather well-equipped and the top-of-the-line SL is available with decidedly advanced features. If you're into the looks, give the Cube a test drive.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 1.8L I-4 / 122 HP / 127 ft.lbs.
Available: 1.8L I-4 / 118 HP / 122 ft.lbs.
6-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 2
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 1.8L I-4 / 122 HP / 127 ft.lbs.
Available: 1.8L I-4 / 118 HP / 122 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
58.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
98 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
156.7 "
Exterior Width
66.7 "
Exterior Height
65.0 "
Front Headroom
42.6 "
Rear Headroom
40.2 "
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
35.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
52.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,789 Lbs.
Wheel Base
100 "
Turning Radius
16.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Steel
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
5 / 2
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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